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Nama J2 vs Kuvings AUTO10 – What’s the Best Hands-Free Juicer?

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The Nama J2 and the Kuvings AUTO10 are considered batch or hands-free juicers. This sub-category of cold press juicers took off in the Fall of 2021 with the release of the Nama J2, which has gained cult status with over 10,000 5-star reviews. Two years later, Kuvings released their first hands-free juicer, the AUTO10. Immediately, customers wanted to know which was better, Nama J2 vs Kuvings AUTO10. I’m here to tell you about both and give you my final verdict on the better batch juicer. Let’s dive right in!

What’s In This Article?

Who will win the hands-free juicer battle: Nama J2 vs Kuvings AUTO10? Will the cult fave beat the newcomer, or will it fall to the competition? Read on and find out!

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Cult Favorite: +13,000 5-Star Reviews
Largest Batch Hopper Available
4.9
4.9
  • Lower Price
  • Lighter
  • More Compact
  • 100% Compostable Packaging
  • Larger Batch Hopper
  • Clog-Free Pulp Chute
  • 240 watt Motor
  • Smaller Batch Hopper
  • Sorbet Attachment Not Included
  • Higher Price
  • Heavy
  • Plastic & Styrofoam Packaging
Cult Favorite: +13,000 5-Star Reviews
4.9
  • Lower Price
  • Lighter
  • More Compact
  • 100% Compostable Packaging
  • Smaller Batch Hopper
  • Sorbet Attachment Not Included
Largest Batch Hopper Available
4.9
  • Larger Batch Hopper
  • Clog-Free Pulp Chute
  • 240 watt Motor
  • Higher Price
  • Heavy
  • Plastic & Styrofoam Packaging

The Nama J2

The Nama J2 took hands-free juicing out of obscurity when it hit the market in 2021, selling out in a week. Since then, over 10,000 customers have given this juicer a 5-star review. Why is it one of the top-selling juicers in the industry? They made three key innovations:

  • Large 5.25-inch Batching Hopper – At the time of release, the J2 had the largest batching hopper in the industry. Its size allows for whole ingredients to be dropped in without chopping. If the produce fits, you can juice it. Whole apples, beets, and even pineapple juice just fine.
  • Wide, Hinged Pulp Chute – The pulp chute is a pain point for most juicers, clogging during juicing and a real pain to clean. Nama fixed this on the J2 by making it wider and hinged. I’ve rarely seen it clog, and by opening it up, cleaning is super simple.
  • Fast Prep & Clean-Up – The large batching hopper combined with auto-cut technology means virtually no produce prep work is needed before you juice. Outside of removing things you don’t juice (crowns of pineapple, citrus peel, peach pits, etc) if it fits into the hopper, you can juice it. Also, having designed the J2 with minimal parts that are easy to clean, your clean-up time is super quick. I’ve timed myself at 3 minutes and 30 seconds from start to finish.
    • Super Fast Operation
    • Large Load-and-Go Produce Hopper
    • Minimal Chopping
    • Great Nutrient Extraction
    • Very Easy to Use
    • Quick Cleanup
    • 15-Year Warranty
    • Some Pulp Left in the Juice
    • Sorbet Attachment Sold Separately
+13,000 5-Star Reviews!
4.9
  • Super Fast Operation
  • Large Load-and-Go Produce Hopper
  • Minimal Chopping
  • Great Nutrient Extraction
  • Very Easy to Use
  • Quick Cleanup
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Some Pulp Left in the Juice
  • Sorbet Attachment Sold Separately

To take a deep-dive into what makes the Nama J2 tick, read my Full Nama J2 Review.

The Kuvings AUTO10

Two years later, Kuvings released their first hands-free juicer, the Kuvings AUTO10. It’s clear that they intended to go head-to-head with the Nama J2, and they upped the ante with three notable upgrades:

  • Largest Batching Hopper Available – The AUTO10’s batching hopper is 3 liters (100 oz), nearly double the capacity of the Nama J2. This means even quicker juicing capabilities.
  • Wide Clog-Free Pulp Chute – Kuvings made their pulp chute even wider. I’ve tested it with all sorts of produce, and it’s not clogged once, whereas the Nama J2’s pulp chute sometimes has a bit of trouble with pineapple and greens. It, too, hinges open for easy cleaning.
  • More Powerful Motor – The AUTO10 boasts the most powerful motor amongst hands-free juicers at a hefty 240 watts, allowing a 45-minute continual run time. The Nama J2’s motor is still a powerful 200-watt model, just not as robust as the AUTO10, with a 30-minute continual run time.
    • Largest Batching Hopper: 3-Liters
    • Hands-Free Juicing
    • Most Powerful Batch Juicer Motor Available
    • Makes Juice, Smoothies, Nut Milk, and Sorbets
    • Juices the Hardest & Most Fibrous Produce with Ease
    • No Clogging with Redesigned Pulp Chute
    • Substantially Heavier Than Competitors
    • Doesn't Fit On Countertop Under Cabinets
    • Citrus Attachment Sold Separately
Largest Batch Hopper Available!
4.9
  • Largest Batching Hopper: 3-Liters
  • Hands-Free Juicing
  • Most Powerful Batch Juicer Motor Available
  • Makes Juice, Smoothies, Nut Milk, and Sorbets
  • Juices the Hardest & Most Fibrous Produce with Ease
  • No Clogging with Redesigned Pulp Chute
  • Substantially Heavier Than Competitors
  • Doesn't Fit On Countertop Under Cabinets
  • Citrus Attachment Sold Separately

Read my Kuvings AUTO10 Review for all the details of this hands-free juicer machine.

It’s a Matter of Price

To answer which is better, the Nama J2 vs Kuvings AUTO10, is honestly a matter of price. Both are truly excellent machines. The upgraded size and power you get with the AUTO10 come at an additional $150 price tag. So, it boils down to what you value more: Enhanced Performance or Price.

Have you used the Nama J2 or the Kuvings AUTO10? Any questions about either? Let us know in the comments! 

    • Hello! Great question!
      Honestly, the juice yield and pulp levels are very comparable on my testing so far. They are neck-and-neck!

      In my opinion, if you’re interested in the larger batching hopper, more powerful motor, better pulp outlet chute, longer run time and sorbet attachment being included, the AUTO 10 is the best option.

      But if you’d rather not pay an extra $150 for those advantages, the Nama J2 is a great value purchase.

      With the Black Friday sales, 30% off puts the AUTO10 at an amazing price point that’s actually less than the J2.

      There’s a chance Nama will have a Black Friday sale starting Friday, but I can’t say for sure yet. As soon as I know, I’ll post on Instagram stories.

      Here’s my discount code for the AUTO10 to save $210: JUICEFEASTER30

      Here’s the link to purchase it: https://geni.us/Auto10

      If you decide upon the Nama, here’s my discount code to save $55: JUICEJ210

      Here’s the link to purchase it: https://geni.us/NamaJ2

      Either way, you’ll be sure to have an amazing juicer!

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!

      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

      • What’s the difference between auto10 and newest version rev, worth the additional cost? And ginger and turmeric which one operates best for this?

        • Hello Ana! Great question!
          The REVO830 and the AUTO10 are similar in pretty much everything other than the following:

          1. REVO830 has two feed chutes, one tall vertical cut chute great for greens, celery, etc and one larger flip-top chute which is great for adding whole beets, apples pears, etc. The AUTO10 has the 100 oz batching hopper.

          On the REVO830, you have to feed each ingredient one at a time. On the AUTO10, you just add all the ingredients to the hopper, close the lid and walk away allowing multitasking while it juices.

          I personally like the batching hopper on the AUTO10 because its just so convenient to add everything and go.

          I also find it easier to juice berries and grapes as well as make nut milks on the AUTO10 because its a bit awkward to add the grapes, berries and ladles of nuts to the REVO830 flip-top chute vs very easy to add to the batching hopper on the AUTO10.

          2. The AUTO10 has a redesigned, hinged pulp outlet chute, whereas the REVO830 still has the fixed outlet chute. I find the AUTO10’s outlet chute to be bigger, easier to clean and less prone to clogging.

          With regards to ginger and turmeric, both handle them well. They each have the same capability to juice them with no problem. The main difference being that on the REVO830, one adds the ginger and turmeric one at a time, vs adding everything to the hopper all at once.

          I do think there will be less clogging potential with ginger turmeric type shot recipes on the AUTO10 with its re-designed pulp outlet chute too.

          Both are awesome juicers, it really comes down to your preferences!

          Either way, now is a great time to make a decision on one as the 30% sale with my discount code is a crazy good deal!

          My discount code to save $210 is: JUICEFEASTER30

          Here’s the link where you can use the code: https://geni.us/JFKuvings

          Let me know if you have any other questions and keep me posted on what you decide to get!

          Stay Juicy!

          ~Brett
          @JuiceFeaster

    • Hi Lona! Great question! They both are easy to clean up. I’ve timed them both and they take about 3 minutes 30 seconds to clean and have ready for the next juicing session.

      The Kuvings AUTO10 does have a new cleaning brush attachment that makes cleaning the juicing screen faster than using the toothbrush sized brush on the Nama J2.
      But honestly it only saves 15-30 seconds, so not a huge advantage, but its just convenient and fun to use.

      I show it being used in my AUTO10 review video on YouTube.

      You can check it out here:

      https://youtu.be/1FNkAhvVBW8?si=4MdU_39WwbJqf-m7

      I think they are both great juicers and I definitely recommend them both. It really comes down to whether you prefer the more powerful motor, the longer run time, the larger batching hopper, the bigger pulp outlet chute and having the sorbet attachment included on the AUTO10 vs the converse on the J2.

      Either way, now is a great time to get one as the Black Friday sales are (30% off on the AUTO10) with my discount code is a crazy good deal!

      My discount code for Kuvings sale is: JUICEFEASTER30
      Here’s the link where you can use it: https://geni.us/JFKuvings
      Sale ends 11-24-23!

      Also, I can’t officially say yet, but there is a really good chance of a Nama Black Friday sale, hint hint!

      Currently, my Nama $55 off code is: JUICEJ210
      but check back with me on Friday to see if there is a Black Friday special.

      Here’s the link to purchase the Nama:
      geni.us/NamaJ2

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!

      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

  • I just bought the J2 for the Black Friday sale ($80 off), which made it $470. Now that I see the Auto10, I’m wondering if I made a mistake. Right now, the Auto10 is ONLY $20 more at $490 but comes with more. All things considered, would you recommend the Auto10 over the J2 for only $20 more?

    • Hey Brandon!
      There are some advantages that the AUTO10 has over the J2 but I definitely recommend them both.
      I don’t think you made a mistake by getting the J2. It’s a solid juicer and you won’t be disappointed with it!

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!
      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

  • Which of these 2 companies have been making slow press juicers the longest?

    Where can I view these 2 juicers in person in north Texas?

    Can I still get a 30% discount on the Nama J2 or Kuvings AUTO 10 before year’s end?

    • Hi Angie, Great questions!
      Kuvings has definitely been making slow, cold press juicers for much longer than Nama. Kuvings has been in business since the late 1970’s. Nama since the late 2010’s.

      Both great companies for sure regardless of their age.

      I don’t think it will be possible to find the Kuvings or the Nama juicer in person as they aren’t sold through brick and mortar retail outlets, they are only sold through online retailers.

      With regards to the discount, the 30% was only available for both Nama and Kuvings during the Black Friday / Cyber Monday time frame.

      The good news is that you can still get 10% off on either of them. Here are the discount codes and links for you:

      Save $55 on the Nama J2 with discount code: JUICEJ210
      You can use the code here: https://geni.us/NamaJ2

      Save $70 on the Kuvings AUTO19 with discount code: JUICEFEASTER
      You can use the code here: https://geni.us/JFKuvings

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!
      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

    • Hello Oren!
      I’m glad you found the review helpful!

      I do have discount codes for both the Nama J2 as well as the Kuvings AUTO10…

      Save $55 on the Nama J2 with discount code: JUICEJ210
      You can use the code here: https://geni.us/NamaJ2

      Save $70 on the Kuvings AUTO19 with discount code: JUICEFEASTER
      You can use the code here: https://geni.us/JFKuvings

      Thanks again for tuning into my review.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!
      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

  • I have the Kuvings Revo830 and love it. Ordered the Auto10 and waiting on it as it is on backorder. The Kuvings was actually cheaper than the Nama J2 during black Friday sale.

    • Hi Anne!

      That’s great! If you love the REVO830, you’re really going to love the AUTO10!
      Excited that you got such a great deal on it as well for the Black Friday sale.

      Appreciate you tuning into my website!

      Stay Juicy!
      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

  • How serious is the Prop65 label on the Kuvings Auto10? I’m wondering if I should return it because of that.

    Also if I should return it does the Nama C2 have the Prop65 label or is it made safer?

    • Hello! great question! The blades and all parts that come into contact are all BPA free plastic.

      There is a Prop 65 statement for the juicer, but it’s for parts in the motor base, not anything that comes into contact with juice or juice ingredients.

      Here’s the info from the FAQ on Kuving’s page:

      What is Prop 65, and why is there a warning on your product pages?

      “Proposition 65 requires businesses to disclose their use of specific chemicals to Californians. Some parts used in producing the motor base use ABS, which may contain butadiene and ethynylbenzene. For additional information on Proposition 65 and the required warnings, please visit the OEHHA website or the Proposition 65 website.
      The chemicals associated with Prop 65 are not in any parts that come in contact with you or your food. Here’s why The New York Times doesn’t think you should worry about Prop 65.”

      In my opinion, since it doesn’t come into contact with any of the juicing materials, it’s a non-issue. I do understand that everyone has a different tolerance and avoidance level for these materials for sure.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

    • Hello! Both have strainers available separately. Honestly, I prefer to use a fine mesh kitchen strainer like this one:

      https://geni.us/Strainer

      I put it over a pitcher and pour the juices through the strainer. It also allows me to make larger quantities and unify the flavor altogether in a larger pitcher.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!

      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

  • My 200-watt, J8006 Omega juicer’s plastic screen cracked under pressure. I don’t want that to happen with one of these, esp. if it can fit a whole apple in the hopper. Can it withstand harder fruit and roots, like ginger?

    • Hello! Great question! And sorry to hear about your J8006.
      I routinely juice whole hoppers full of beets, carrots, ginger, celery, etc, even lemons and limes with the peel on. and haven’t had any issues.
      I’ve been using mine solid since it came out in Sept of 2021, and haven’t broken anything on it yet.

      Also, it has a 15 year warranty on both the parts and motor so that’s a pretty great statement of confidence on its durability from Nama.

      You can check it out further here:

      https://geni.us/NamaJ2

      Also, you can save $55 using code: JUICEJ210

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!

      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

  • Do you have a current promo code for the Auto10? They have a welcome code for $40 off currently. Do you know of any better promos?

    • Hello Karla!

      As far as I know, there isn’t a sale planned for Mother’s Day.
      Usually, the only sale that Nama will do is for Black Friday in November.

      I do have a discount code which will save $55 on the Nama J2.

      My code is: JUICEJ210

      You can use the code here:

      https://geni.us/NamaJ2

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!

      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

  • Great article. Thank you. I’m purchasing one this week. Still
    Trying to decide. Since the NAMAJ2 has been out for about 3 years now my fear is that they are coming out with possibly a j3 soon that will
    Have a bigger hopper for under the cost of the Kuvings. Do you know if there is an upgraded Nama in the works ? Thanks for your time.

    • Hello!

      Yes, you can juice wheatgrass in each of these juicers.

      The both also come standard with a “smoothie” strainer screen. While technically not a smoothie, the smoothie screen has larger holes so it creates a juice with lots of pulp and thus thicker like a smoothie. It still ejects pulp similarly to the pulp ejected with the finer screen holes on the “juicing” screen, but just not as much as the juicing screen.

      If one wanted a true smoothie, with ALL of the pulp included, that would really only be achievable with a blender.

      A really great option to be able to make smoothies / blended soups, etc AND be able to make juice with one machine is the Nama C2.

      It comes with both a juicer and blender on one motor base.

      I think it’s perfect for someone who doesn’t have either a juicer or blender, but needs both.
      It offers a considerable savings vs purchasing both individually.

      You can check it out here:
      https://geni.us/NamaC2

      I also have a review of it here:
      https://juicertestkitchen.com/nama-c2-review/

      And a review of it on my YouTube channel:
      https://youtu.be/ILF0GTbZopk

      It also comes with free juicing and blending courses on the Nama website as well.

      I do have a discount code that will also save $80.
      My code is: JUICEJ210

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!

      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

    • Hello! Yes, you can juice citrus without a special citrus attachment on either juicer.
      Essentially, you just take off the peel of each citrus and drop in the hopper to juice them like any other ingredient.
      It works well!
      It does take a bit longer to peel each individually, but once peeled, the juicing goes really quickly.
      If you wanted to be able to juice them a bit faster, you can get the citrus attachment. With it, you just cut each citrus in half then juice it on the reamer of the citrus attachment.

      Either way works great!

      You can check it each juicer here:
      https://geni.us/NamaJ2

      https://geni.us/Auto10

      I do have discount codes for both of the juicers.

      Save $55 on the Nama J2. Use code: JUICEJ210

      Save $70 on the AUTO10. Use code: JUICEFEASTER

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!

      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

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